Like nearly everyone, I’ve opted to pre-order Good Smile Company’s Dead Master (Original Ver) to go with their Black★Rock Shooter figure. Maybe I’m a follower, but if she follows with BRS’s quality (scars aside) I think she’s definitely worth some of the hype that seems to surround this series of figures.
I still find it odd that the assumed evil character’s clothing is much more modest and chic than everyone’s beloved apparent do-gooder in hot pants and quite possibly the most unneeded bra in existence. Perhaps it’s a nice change for once? Seriously though, capri pants? How can she possibly be evil in capris pants. In a discussion on Twitter between @Chag89 from HobbyHovel and I, we discussed this very idea and in the end developed a possible synopsis for the Black★Rock Shooter anime.
@Chag89 I think it’s been discussed before but… why is the ‘evil’ character better dressed than the ‘good’ character? that’s backwards.
@aka_tg Bullshit mode, on: It’s class struggle, man. Dead Master obviously represents an oppressive overclass.
@aka_tg She’s even got “Master” in her name. Coincidence? I THINK NOT.
@aka_tg And BRS, with her hooker-chic fashion sense, is a warrior of the proletariat, and a victim of oppression (look at her scars)
@aka_tg Yep. the BRS anime is totally going to be an acute social commentary. I called it — BELIEVE IT.
@Chag89 I’d totally watch that. Did some rich person steal BRS’s kidney for their dying child? Was that child Dead Master?!
@aka_tg You just blew my mind. THAT WOULD BE SO GREAT.
Like the first Black★Rock Shooter, Akeji has done the work of sculpting Dead Master (Original Ver.). Also like the original Black★Rock Shooter as well as Black★Rock Shooter (Anime Ver.), Dead Master will retail for the same ¥9,800 / $114 CAD making her a pricy figure for sure. Discounts a plenty though as usual, Dead Master can be had for around 20% off at various retailers throughout the Internets. Dead Master will also share a similar height and scale to BRS, 1/8th and 29 cm tall due much in part because of the raised bases they both share. Her release date is expected to be November 2010, but, well… delays perhaps?
One nice treat though about Dead Master I didn’t know until just before my conversation with Chag, visible bum atop her capris. What a nice touch, and very matching of a BRS set I think. She’s still better dressed though even if she does show a little bum.